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Senior Quality Technician

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


The Quality Inspector will be responsible for verifying that composite, electro-mechanical parts and assembled hardware meet drawing, bill of materials, models, specifications, and work procedures through review of product build documentation and end-item data packages to determine if as-built meets as-designed. Other duties may include performing receiving inspection, calibration of standard inspection equipment, and setting up and measuring parts using standard measuring equipment. Applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced R&D environment with minimal supervision.


Main Tasks:

• Generate nonconformance reports for discrepancies discovered during inspection processes.
• Perform audits of work areas to ensure compliance with AS9100 and Company procedures.
• Use precision inspection techniques to inspect products, processes and procured items to ensure compliance with quality and safety standards.
• Develop and execute audit plans to assure the processes are being followed, equipment is being maintained and calibrated and materials meet all requirements including shelf life. Coordinate with maintenance, supervision and/or operations team in the set up and calibration of equipment and tooling.
• Examines painted and/or coated parts, assemblies, and subassemblies visually for conformance with drawings and specifications.
• Monitor and report on material logs, including freezer and out time records for composite materials.
• Direct communication with customers and DCMA as needed, while infrequent, clear, and concise presentation of data and explanation of Quality Assurance methods in these communications is required.
• Ability to create set ups for accurate inspections with little to no assistance


Requirements/Skill Set:

• Minimum 10 years’ experience in Quality Assurance in aerospace – defense industry, relevant experience in Electrical or Mechanical field of work in performance of
technical job function may be considered if also in aerospace – defense.
• Associates (2 year) degree in engineering discipline or non-technical 4-year degree from accredited institute – High School degree with relevant experience in
aerospace – defense industry may be considered.
• Experience with standard hand-held gauges and measurement instruments – mechanical & electrical is required with CMM and/or laser tracker systems [stationary
or articulated arm type] considered a plus.
• Composite materials product inspection experience is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience reading and interpreting drawings, GD&T per ANSI Y14.5 [Y14.41 preferred but not required], assembly schematics, and specifications in
inspection of complex aerospace hardware and prepare hand-written or computer-generated inspection reports.
• Ability to adapt to a dynamic condition on the floor with startup activity for the facility and individual programs.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; an ability to develop documentation clearly conveying non-conformances and process history for internal and external use is a key position requirement.
• Ability to work in cross-functional team and international settings.
• Experience with AS9100 quality systems, AS5553 counterfeit prevention, and AS9102 first article inspection preferred.
• Certification in IPC-610, IPC-620 and J-STD-001 inspection methods is considered a plus, but not required.
• Preferred candidate will by an ASQ-CQI and have previous experience working with flight critical hardware in an ESD / FOD sensitive environments, witnessing critical assembly operations and testing of electrical cables and components and other complex assemblies.
• Strong PC skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point required; CAD, analysis or math software experience considered a plus.
• SAP knowledge is considered a plus.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Quality Management

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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